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Ristorante Buca Mario

Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 214179
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“florentine steak” (177 reviews)
“tiramisu” (117 reviews)
“t bone” (52 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

From the heart of Toscana, patronized by discerning tourists. The warm ambiance of an extensive cave . The restaurant dates back to 1867 and serves Toscan and Florentine specialities. We ordered Ossobucco which was excellent . Waiter did not recommend well done T Bone steak...More

Thank Mustafa R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Around the tourist area of Florence the restaurants seem all much the same with same fare plus pizza. Not so with Buca Mario, very good in deed. Our waiter was excellent, very helpful and catered to our not so good Italian with his English. We...More

Thank Denabroad
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to this restarurant based upon advice of a Italian born American friend and because our hotel staff recommended it. Excellent service from a waiter who was wicked funny and clever to the point of making fun of the large number of American tourists. The...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant as part of a group but was very impressed with the standard. Very nice ambiance coupled with great food and service could not be faulted. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Christophergiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite restaurants of our trip. My mom and aunt got the lasagna and said it was the best lasagna they've ever had. They're still dreaming about it! Everything we ate was delicious and the service was good. Our waiter was...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to experience traditional Florence food and were not disappointed. Bistecca alla Fiorentina, ribollita and a bottle of Chianti. Everything was delicious. The only problem is that I could not finish the 1 lb steak since I ate every last drop of the delicious...More

Thank ehplam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estive neste restaurante 6 anos atrás e resolvi voltar. Que decepção! atendimento abaixo do esperado, nossos pratos pareciam comida congelada levemente aquecida. Tudo muito caro e sem qualidade! Não recomendo. I have been to this restaurant 6 years ago and decided to go back. What...More

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful spot right in the heart of Florence. We were there with a mix of locals and tourists nearby. Staff was patient and helpful. All 4 of us loved our meals. Dessert tray was amazing to see - though we opted for Limoncello instead.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite restaurant in both Florence and Rome, and we went to many, including the ever popular Il Latini. Perhaps what we liked the most was the extensive menu which is difficult to find, especially in Florence. The restaurant is very large, but...More

Thank Janelle G
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, cozy ambience and excellent hospitality! No less than a full 5 stars! Highly recommended.

Thank Queenie O
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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13 February 2018|
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Response from Baggysmum | Reviewed this property |
I am a reviewer like you, not the restaurant.
Neil L
13 September 2017|
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Response from tuckyins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. They do. Cheers.
14 May 2017|
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Response from Sangria129 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter found them to be closed in early December. Maybe tourist season is not busy enough at that time. I think they open back up before Christmas. You should be fine in August. Also try Il Porscupino Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$57 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Degli Ottaviani 16R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 214179
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